#AgainstAllOdds! Prateik Babbar: I had an overdose and almost died; that woke me up a little bit – Times of India

A star child’s life could appear profitable however they, too, have their share of wrestle earlier than making it huge. The world of glitz and glamour is unforgiving and solely probably the most persistent ones survive its many challenges. One such identify is Prateik Babbar. Belonging to a filmi household may need landed him a function in Aamir Khan‘s manufacturing ‘Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa’ however then the son of veteran stars Smita Patil and Raj Babbar was on his personal. The actor signed a spate of movies which did not actually catapult him into the massive league, however now, almost 13 years later, he appears to haven’t solely made a area of interest for himself within the business however can also be touchdown roles that he enjoys. Prateik is at the moment ruling hearts with MX Player’s ongoing net present ‘Chakravyuh’. ETimes reached out to him to speak about how he fought the percentages to achieve the place he has. Read on:

How do you select your scripts and strategy your characters?

When it involves portraying a character, I decide up traits from their persona that resonate with mine, which helps me perceive the viewers too. I am one of them. This additionally helps me in believing the story to be actual. I strive actually onerous to make my half impactful.

When it involves bagging a new movie, what are the type of challenges that you continue to face?

The challenges have at all times been the same–how effectively you are able to do justice to the character of the story. There is much more starvation and keenness to show myself this time. When you strategy a story and a character, it’s a problem is to make the character as lifelike as attainable. There is acceptance from the viewers and individuals who have expectations from me. I’m right here to show all of the critics and naysayers fallacious. Most importantly, I am right here to imagine that this journey goes to be magical, as an actor; it’s going to be worthwhile.

If my life has phases, then I am within the third section of my life proper now, as an actor. And I hope this section can go on until degree 50 or 55. Phase One was when I had simply began, simply began. Phase two was when I misplaced all the things. And section three is when I began selecting up the items. And then there can be section 4, the place I’ll age, develop into a grand-father, and play father and grand-father roles. But the third section is a very powerful one for me.

What was your greatest problem within the business to this point and how did you deal with your self mentally?

Frankly, I was unaware of the sooner stage of my profession, so far as the quantity of success I had and how a lot consideration I was getting, have been involved. I by no means understood or realised it until I fell so onerous that I thought getting again up was by no means going to be attainable. I guess I was coming to phrases with my very own life scenario and circumstances. I was battling with myself; it felt like they present in cartoons–there have been an angel and satan on both facet of my thoughts. The medicine and alcohol didn’t assist; the truth is they only made it worse. I had misplaced all the things and was near killing myself. The satan stored telling me that I was completed, that it was throughout, and that I ought to run away or reasonably possibly kill myself. I didn’t actually perceive the necessity for my existence, and consistently had a feeling that nobody cared for me. On the opposite facet, the angel stored telling me that I was placed on this world for a mission.


How did you deal with your self on the time?

I couldn’t really. I had to study it the onerous means. I had talked about in my open letter that I had an overdose and almost died. That woke me up a little bit. Then, I misplaced my grandmother too, which was very very tough, but, I tried to remain motivated. When I understood issues, I realised how a lot I missed being an artiste, a performer, and an actor. That being mentioned, I discovered the braveness by drowning myself in a inventive area.

How are you doing now?

I am a lot higher; a lot of issues have modified in my life. I have stored myself engaged with a lot of issues that have helped me be rock stable. Martial arts has helped me a lot. I owe my life, sanity, and energy to martial arts, which helps me be energetic and develop into one of the best model of myself. I am simply specializing in myself and on how I might be one of the best model or model of myself so that I can have a look at myself within the mirror and say that I imagine in myself, and received’t ever cease. I am in a excellent state emotionally, mentally, and bodily, and I need nothing extra in my life. The angel received and right here we’re.


Are you pleased with how issues are shaping up for you within the business?

I’m completely happy however I’m not happy. I do not ever need to be happy or really feel complacent and content material with what I do and what I obtain. I positively would need to be remembered as a nice actor.

A mantra that retains you stepping into life…

I’m going to cite my favorite creator to reply this. The key to success is to dream. So, by no means cease dreaming. I am going to dream huge.


One message for aspiring actors…

Work on your self and your craft. Make it your dependancy and develop into one of the best model of your self. Explore your avenues as an actor, performer, artiste, inventive individual. And don’t let anyone inform you, that you may’t do or aren’t succesful of one thing.

What tasks are you at the moment engaged on?

I have ‘India Lockdown’ with Madhur Bhandarkar, which is extraordinarily near my coronary heart. I am actually wanting ahead to it.

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